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arear

transitive verb

Definition of arear

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  to raise up: such as a :  to set up :  erect b :  to raise in rank or status

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Origin and Etymology of arear

Middle English arearen, areren, from Old English ārǣran (akin to Gothic urraisjan), from ā- (perfective prefix) + rǣran to rear, raise — more at abear, rear


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arear

adverb \əˈ-\

Definition of arear

  1. :  in or to the rear went arear for rest and rehabilitation

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Origin and Etymology of arear

1a- + rear (noun)


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